Diseases and Symptoms

Diseases and Symptoms

With our lives continuing to be pretty busy all engrossed in daily activities, we tend to forget to maintain our bodily machine that each one of us possess. And this is when we start to disturb our body thus welcoming all sorts of diseases. Today we will look into few common diseases and their symptoms in order to take immediate medical action. 1. ANEMIA: A disease associated with low level of Hemoglobin in our blood. What is Hemoglobin? It is made up of protein called globulin chains that is present in red blood cells and helps to carry oxygen from our lungs

Indian diet chart for weight loss

Indian diet chart for weight loss

Indian weight loss diet: You must believe what you are about to read. I have been running through several forms of exercise and diet programs and tried my best cutting down on calories and checked every week which plan really helped me lose pounds while I weighed myself. Trust me people there is nothing known as universal diet plan that will help you lose extra pounds if you are trying to shed and nothing which can be the master diet plan for every type of human body. Losing weight depends on many factors like your activity level, age, gender, current

Get stomach bloating remedies

Get stomach bloating remedies

It really used to get me screaming with bloated stomach that makes me look very fat at my belly area. Well! below practices should work wonders for you and get you all set for the party dress. 1. Avoid Constipation and get bloating remedies: Consume lots of fibre, fluids and stay active during the day ensuring that you include a regular exercise routine in your life. These can definitely help you get stomach bloating remedies. When I say lots of fibre, I mean 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. You can get this from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes,

Egg Protein

Egg protein

Egg protein the white part is a clear alkaline solution contained in an egg that constitutes 50 % of protein content. One boiled egg white contains 6-7 grams of protein and has 16-17 calories. Other contents in an egg protein are: Sodium (55 mg) Calcium (2.3 mg) Folate (1.3 mcg) Potassium (53.8 g) Selenium (6.6 mcg) Magnesium (3.6 mg) Phosphorus (4.9 mg) Our daily egg protein intake should be = 0.8 grams * our body weight (in kg) What is sedentary living? If you live a lifestyle that does not include

Health tips for the new year

Health tips for the new year

Each one of us have been promising and making resolutions to do something new and constructive, every new year.  But, lemme ask you all, “Did we ever consider to live an active life than the past year? Did we take up any resolution which is for ourselves, so as to live a healthy life, a life better than the last year when you have to visit your doctor rarely?” If yes, then I must say we are getting keen to stay fit and are learning how important it is to stay active and live a “happily ever after life” just like in movies

Management of stress

Management of stress

Did you ever know that stress can be fatal? So, why not learn tricks for management of stress to stay away from it FOREVER. Causes and Management of stress: Personal: Learn about management of stress as these days we live a life full of rush hours. If you are going through any of these situations in your life you might feel stressed: Self health issues Family health issues Relationship problems Major life changes like change in city of living, marriage and cultural changes job change etc Stress in family due to financial crunch Conflicts in beliefs and values between family members Difference

Home fitness

Home fitness

Home fitness is possible with HIIT programs. Many of us think going to a gym is the last solution for weight loss and which requires dedication to get those muscles worked out at least 5 days a week. I must say partly you all think right, when we are talking about activating our muscles and home fitness. However, we don’t really need to join a gym when we are planning to lose fat%. It is always great first to lose those extra fat% from the body and then hit the gym for muscle growth. Now, let’s see why do we

The best diet plan

The best diet plan

Who doesn’t want to enjoy food during celebrations?  Christmas, New year and many other occasions are coming up and you can imagine the pressure on our body as it will have to handle all those lovely dishes in order to digest well and still keep us happy with the best diet plan! I know, even I used to be scared thinking of all those planned trips, vacations and picnics and yes not to forget the increased number of functions even at your offices as the best diet plan would be missing somewhere. So, the questions here is how to still maintain

Best digestive aid

Best Digestive Aid

If you are one of many people who always wanted to get a remedy in the form of best digestive aid, then you must read this. Learn which food takes longest to digest and what is the best way to combine food to obtain better digestion. Always make sure that food is eaten in right order, considering the time taken for digestion. List of food in order of time taken for best digestive aid: 1. Juices(fruits and vegetables): 15-20 minutes Example: Fruit juice, Vegetable juice, Vegetable broth 2. Semi-liquid blends: 20-30 minutes Example: Blended salad, Blended veggies or fruits 3. Fruits(whole): 20-40 minutes Example:

Source of vitamin

Source of Vitamin

It’s time to learn about the best source of vitamin, as these days people tend to pick those multivitamins from the nearby pharmacy and still not include them in diet. Note: This article is an extension to one of the previous articles: Minerals for Health. Source of vitamin are required for normal growth of human body and human beings obtain vitamins from food as it cannot be synthesized by the body. Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble. Let’s see what are the great source of vitamin? Fat soluble vitamins include Vitamin A, D, E and K. These can be stored

Source of Vitamin

It’s time to learn about the best source of vitamin, as these days people tend to pick those multivitamins from the nearby pharmacy and still not include them in diet.

Note: This article is an extension to one of the previous articles: Minerals for Health.

Source of vitamin are required for normal growth of human body and human beings obtain vitamins from food as it cannot be synthesized by the body.

Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble. Let’s see what are the great source of vitamin? Fat soluble vitamins include Vitamin A, D, E and K. These can be stored in the body. These are absorbed by fats or lipids in intestinal tracts and can stay in the body for weeks or even months.

However, the water soluble Vitamins like C and B’s cannot be reserved in the body and is expelled from the body through urine.

Now, look into the functions of these vitamins and start loving your veggies and make room for them in your plate as they will act as your life savior and keep you away from many diseases.

Vitamin A (Retinol):

Function:

– Good for immune system, vision and healthy skin.

Sources: Eggs, Cheese, Yogurt, Kale, Spinach, Pumpkin, Apricot, Milk, Carrot, Broccoli, Sweet potato, and Butter.

Deficiency may cause Night blindness, Keratomalacia (which is dry cornea eye disorder).

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine):

Function:

– Required for metabolism and energy production.

– Important in smooth functioning of nervous system

Sources: Pork, legumes, nuts and seeds Whole grain or whole grain bread, Yeast, Sunflower seeds, Brown rice, Whole grain rye.

Deficiency may cause beriberi.

Vitamin B 2 (RIBOFLAVIN):

Function:

– Healthy skin, eyes and central nervous system

Sources: Pork, Veggies, Peas, Fresh and dried fruits, Liver, Eggs, Whole grain bread

Deficiency may cause ariboflavinosis.

Vitamin B 3 (NIACIN):

Function:

– Helps stronger nervous system and digestion

Sources: Meat, Fish, Wheat flour, Eggs and milk.

Deficiency may cause pellagra.

Vitamin B6:

Function:

– Uses the stored energy from carbohydrates and protein

– Helps in building haemoglobin

Sources: Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Bread, Whole cereals, Oatmeal, Rice, Veggies, Soya beans, Peanuts, Milk, Banana, and Potatoes

Deficiency may cause anemia, peripheral neropathy.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin):

Function:

– Required for energy metabolism

Sources: Egg yolk, Liver, Vegetables

Deficiency may cause dermatitis, enteritis.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid):

Function:

– Building of RBCs (Red Blood Cells) and Good CNS (Central Nervous System)

– Needed for making DNA as well

Sources: Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Asparagus, Peas, Chickpeas, Brown rice

Deficiency may cause birth defects for the newborn during pregnancy.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin):

Function:

– Required to build new cells

– Important for nervous function

Sources: Fish, Shell fish, Meat, Poultry, Milk, Dairy products

Deficiency may cause megaloblastic anemia.

Vitamin C:

Function:

– Protects cells, tissues and organs

Sources: Oranges, Red and green bell peppers, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Strawberry, and Blackcurrent

Deficiency may cause megaloblastic anemia.

Vitamin D:

Function:

– Healthy bones and Teeth

Sources: Fatty fish, Eggs, Sun dried food, Beef liver and mushrooms.

Deficiency may cause rickets, osteomalacia.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol):

Function:

– Protects cell membranes

Sources: Plant oi like soya, corn, olive, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and cereal.

Deficiency may cause mild hemolytic anemia (in newborns) and it is very uncommon.

Vitamin K:

Function:

– Blood clotting and strong bones

Sources: Green leafy vegetables, Broccoli, Spinach, Vegetable oil, Cereals, Meat, Dairy food

Deficiency may cause bleeding diathesis.

Make sure to include a wide range of varieties of fruits and vegetables in your diet to cover up for all the above vitamins. Non-vegetarians should also include eggs, fish and meat in your diet.

Learn these recipes as they can serve you many sources of vitamins on your plate and also help in maintaining your weight along with a great exercise routine.

Eat healthy and stay fit.

 

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